Sendik’s Food Markets today announced the hiring of industry veteran Dan Spain. Most recently vice president of sales and marketing for Kingsburg Orchard, Spain joins the family-owned grocer as its produce director.
We’re excited to have a new local, organic produce partner in Bob and Jennifer Borchardt of Harvest Moon Farms. Their certified organic vegetable farm is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s Driftless Region in Viroqua. Being certified means that an independent, USDA licensed organization inspects the farm and farming practices to ensure that they are maintaining Organic Standards.
The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS) today announced a Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Market will open in The Corners of Brookfield, the open-air, town-center-style development in the Town of Brookfield, Wis. The 32,000 square-foot, full-service grocery store will feature abundant covered parking at its front door. It will be located on the Bluemound Road side of the 19-acre site at the intersection of I-94, Barker Road and Bluemound Road at the main entrance to the shopping center.
Hartland, Wis. – Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets will open its Hartland location this Thursday, May 15. The Hartland location is the 12th store for the locally owned chain famous for its “Red Bag.” This newest location is located at 600 Hartbrook Drive near the eastern end of the newly named Sendik’s Hartland Plaza.
“Thursday will be an exciting day for us as we meet so many new guests and neighbors for the first time,” said Ted Balistreri, one of the family co-owners of Sendik’s. “The 100 new associates who have joined our team in Hartland are ready and delighted to bring the best grocery experience, period, to Lake Country.”
With today’s delivery to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin of 61,000 pounds of food and more than $38,000, Sendik’s customers have now donated more than one million meals to the local food bank. For the past six years, the family owned grocer has partnered with Feeding America during the fall months in the fight against hunger. In the months of August, September and October, customers purchased Mac & Cheese, rounded up their totals and scooped up Backpack Buddies to help feed the hungry throughout Eastern Wisconsin.
Locally owned grocer expands into Lake Country
Expanding its service into the Lake Country area, Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s Food Markets today announced it will open a store in Hartland next year. The store will be located at 600 Hartbrook Drive, on the northwest corner of Hartbrook Drive and Merton Avenue, just north of Hwy 16. It will be the twelfth location for the family-owned grocer based in Whitefish Bay and recognized by its famous “Red Bag.”
Earlier today, students at Metcalfe School in Milwaukee received a special gift to start the school year: a brand new backpack filled with school supplies. The backpacks and supplies were purchased with funds raised through the Backpack Buddies program, sponsored by Sendik’s Food Markets, FOX6 and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. The money was raised during the month of August through sales of Backpack Buddies at all 11 Balistreri owned and operated Sendik’s.
Milwaukee, Wis. – Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and Sendik’s Food Markets are launching their Ninth Annual Backpack Buddies program on Monday, August 5. The program provides kindergarten through third-grade children in need with a backpack full of school supplies with the goal of helping kids get excited about school.
For the second year in row, Sendik’s Food Markets was again recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin. The award is especially meaningful because worker surveys were used to determine the area’s top workplaces.
People often joke that Wisconsin only has two seasons: winter and road construction. While many kid about the long winters in the Badger State – and that has certainly been true this year – when we think of summer, we think not of orange construction barrels but of the color green. We think of green grass, of Northwoods foliage, of seasonal vegetables.
At Sendik’s, the color has taken on a new meaning as we’ve expanded our composting program in an effort to be even more “green.” In partnership with our friends at Waste Management, we began a composting pilot program last summer at our Germantown location. It worked so well, we were able to expand it to all of our stores last fall.
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